Chemical maker Thomas Swan is introducing two new high quality graphene products, under the Elicarb brand. The first is Elicarb Graphene powder which is a graphene nanoplatelet powder, and the second is Elicarb Dispersion (AQ), a water/surfactant dispersed graphene nanoplatelets at a concentration of 1 gram/liter.
To produce these materials, Thomas Swan is using a proprietary graphite exfoliation process which was developed in collaboration with CRANN (Centre for Research on Adaptive Nanostructures and Nanodevices) at Trinity College Dublin, Ireland. Thomas Swan says that these products are high conductivity graphene nanoplatelets, with average X-Y dimensions of 1000nm and are free from oxidation and catalyst residues.
The company currently offers development quantities only, produced in a pilot scale batch process in the UK. The company plans to build an integrated graphene plant later on in 2014.